Does anyone has the info of the Grand Prix winners (and final positions), played along the 70's & 80's? It would be very helpful to me. Thank you.

overall grand prix winners here's list for the 1970s 1970 richey 1971 smith 1972 nastase 1973 nastase 1974 vilas 1975 vilas 1976 ramirez 1977 vilas 1978 connors 1979 mcenroe The grand prix rewarded playing as many events as possible. hence some of the winners. Borg never played many grand prix events, except in 1973. jeffrey

thanks for posting that jeffrey. do you know who the top 5 were in '75 & '77? and do you have the winners from 1980-1989? thanks

according to the itf website, these were the seedings for the masters from '82-'84(the Grand Prix rankings were used for seedings at this event) I don't know if the standings changed after the masters was over. Interesting that Wilander finished '83 #1 in the race. 1984 1. McEnroe 2. Connors 3. Lendl 4. Wilander 1983 1. Wilander 2. Lendl 3. McEnroe 4. Connors 1982 1. Connors 2. Vilas 3. Lendl 4. McEnroe

Jeffrey, do you know if all events(WCT, ATP) gave Grand Prix points in the 70s/80s? Here were the rankings for 1981, guess this shows how little Borg played in his final year on tour: 1. Lendl 2. McEnroe 3. Connors 4. Clerc 5. Vilas 6. Borg

moose, regular WCT events counted towards the Grand prix from 1978-81. Otherwise it was a separate circuit approved by the ATP, except in 1982. top 5 finishes in grand prix 1975 1977 vilas vilas orantes borg borg gottfried ashe orantes nastase cibbs jeffrey

Top 10 1970-89 Grand Prix positions 1970 1. Richey 2. Ashe 3. Rosewall 4. Laver 5. Smith 6. Franulovic 7. Newcombe 8. Kodes 9. Roche 10. Carmichael 11. Goven 12. Nastase 13. Crealy 14. Ruffels 15. Graebner 16. Ralston 17. Fillol 18. Tiriac 19. Drysdale 20. Emerson 1971 1. Smith 2. Nastase 3. Franulovic 4. Kodes 5. Richey 6. Newcombe 7. Barthes 8. Rosewall 9. Graebner 10. Gorman 11. Froehling 12. Okker 13. Taylor 14. Riessen 15. Ashe 16. Fillol 17. Laver 18. Goven 19. Gimeno 20. Lutz 1972 1. Nastase 2. Smith 3. Orantes 4. Kodes 5. Gimeno 6. Hewitt 7. Connors 8. Gorman 9. Pattison 10. Proisy 1973 1. Nastase 2. Newcombe 3. Okker 4. Connors 5. Orantes 6. Kodes 7. Smith 8. Gorman 9. Borg 10. Ashe 1974 1. Vilas 2. Connors 3. Orantes 4. Borg 5. Ramirez 6. Nastase 7. Parun 8. Solomon 9. Ashe 10. Smith 1975 1. Vilas 2. Orantes 3. Borg 4. Ashe 5. Nastase 6. Connors 7. Ramirez 8. Panatta 9. Solomon 10. Dibbs 1976 1. Ramirez 2. Orantes 3. Connors 4. Dibbs 5. Solomon 6. Vilas 7. Tanner 8. Fibak 9. Gottfried 10. Borg 1977 1. Vilas 2. Gottfried 3. Borg 4. Orantes 5. Dibbs 6. Tanner 7. Ramirez 8. Connors 9. Gerulaitus 10. Solomon 1978 1. Connors 2. Borg 3. Dibbs 4. Ramirez 5. Solomon 6. McEnroe 7. Vilas 8. Gottfried 9. Barazzutti 10. Ashe 1979 1. McEnroe 2. Borg 3. Connors 4. Vilas 5. Gerulaitus 6. Tanner 7. Higueras 8. Solomon 9. Dibbs 10. Pecci 1980 1. McEnroe 2. Lendl 3. Connors 4. Borg 5. G Mayer 6. Solomon 7. Vilas 8. Clerc 9. Teltscher 10. Teacher 1981 1. Lendl 2. McEnroe 3. Connors 4. Clerc 5. Vilas 6. Borg 7. Tanner 8. Teltscher 9. Gerulaitus 10. Noah 1982 1. Connors 2. Vilas 3. Lendl 4. McEnroe 5. Wilander 6. Gerulaitus 7. Higueras 8. Kriek 9. Gomez 10. Denton 1983 1. Wilander 2. Lendl 3. McEnroe 4. Connors 5. Noah 6. Arias 7. Higueras 8. Gomez 9. Clerc 10. Teltscher 1984 1. McEnroe 2. Connors 3. Lendl 4. Wilander 5. Gomez 6. Nystrom 7. Sundstrom 8. Teltscher 9. Jarryd 10. Smid 1985 1. Lendl 2. McEnroe 3. Wilander 4. Edberg 5. Becker 6. Connors 7. Noah 8. Jarryd 9. Kriek 10. Nystrom 1986 1. Lendl 2. Becker 3. Edberg 4. Nystrom 5. Noah 6. Wilander 7. Leconte 8. Gomez 9. Connors 10. Mecir 1987 1. Lendl 2. Edberg 3. Wilander 4. Mecir 5. Becker 6. Connors 7. Cash 8. Gilbert 9. Mayotte 10. Gomez 1988 1. Wilander 2. Becker 3. Edberg 4. Agassi 5. Lendl 6. Leconte 7. Connors 8. Mayotte 9. Hlasek 10. K Carlsson 1989 (last year) 1. Lendl 2. Becker 3. Edberg 4. Gilbert 5. McEnroe 6. Chang 7. Agassi 8. Krickstein 9. Mancini 10. Berger

Andrew, thanks for your posts, I've been asking these questions here for years, its great to get the answers. Do you know if those standings you listed were updated after the Grand Prix Masters, or are they just the top finishers before the event was played? Because I have the 1982 Masters final on tape, & the commentators mention the top 8 qualifiers, which correspond with what you posted for that year, but they don't update the standings after the event. I imagine Lendl would pass Vilas if they did, do you know if the Masters offered any Grand Prix points? Because I also have matches from the '89 Masters final on tape, & it appears as though they do update the standings after the event(Edberg got 850 pts for winning it) I have several matches from the '89 Masters on tape, & they do a points breakdown for players that includes Grand Prix points earned at the Dallas WCT event in '89. Did Dallas give Grand Prix points in other years in the '80s?

The Grand Prix Masters was the name of the Masters Cup from '70 to '89. The Grand Prix points(similar to race points today, I think) they earned throughout the year determined the field for the Masters. here is the event history: http://www.masters-cup.com/3/history/masters.asp

Good questions. Firstly I dont know if the early Masters tournament did have points but I have to further look into that. I think that the points were added in the late-eighties. WCT events after 1985 were included in the Grand Prix Calendar. In 1985 these were the WCT Finals in Dallas, the Tournament of Champions in Forest Hills and two WCT-run Super Series events in Atlanta and Houston. The WCT tour effectively ended in that year. It is amazing how the first 20 years of open tennis really was a mess and the relative stability of the ATP Tour now is so different to the early 1970's.

I have Gottfried second with 1548 points compared to Borg at third with 1210 points. Vilas was the leader with 2047 points, while Connors just scraped in with 722 points at No. 8 but then went on to defeat Borg in the Masters final that year.

After being parto of the GP from 1978 to 1981 ( before, there were 2 separate circuits), WCT´s boss Lamar Hunt decided to regain the " 2 different tours" formula, though WCT slided downwords with each passing day.By the mid 80´s, they only had 3-4 exclusive events and their much coveted Dallas Finals which in fact was not the end of a specific circuit like it had been in the 70´s and early 80´s.

Does anyone have the grand prix standings for each year with the number of points that each player earned for that particular year? I was partcularly interested in 1980. I have the points of the top 50 for that year but was wondering if anyone has the points for those outside the top 50.

I had almost completely forgotten about Zeljko Franulovic, but he was a top player for a while. Seems he had an injury which hampered his career.

Oh Zeljko¡¡¡ I saw him live a few times.Great talent and great shotmaking abilities.He lost to Kodes but..who didn´t at that time? ( on clay)